from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative spelling of ethereal.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • On the other hand, these are people who also seriously believe in aethereal beings that answer whiny pleas and need slick used-car salesmen to talk them through what they should think, once a week ... but who don't believe in ESP, ghosts, or any other supernatural events.

    Yet Another "Star" Shows Their Brain

  • For instance, Copernicus's theory shared much of Aristotle's physics, Aristotle's commitment to spherical motion and his use of aethereal spheres, Kepler's geo-centrism

    Historicist Theories of Rationality

  • Some apprehended a purifying virtue in fire, refining the grosser commixture, and firing out the aethereal particles so deeply immersed in it.

    Hydriotaphia, or Urn-burial

  • But she had always thought of this collection of abstruse couplets and quatrains as completely aethereal, having no relation to ordinary people or ordinary events.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Thankfully, many game publishers have also lent their support, and have agreed to supply game products to help the Con along. aethereal

    Cat Rambo

  • Berkeley is much taken with the notion of a World Soul that is a 'pure aethereal fire'; and has been speculating Siris is explicitly a speculative work, put forward not dogmatically but as food for thought about its role in the functioning of the cosmos.

    Berkeley, Laws of Nature, and Occasionalism

  • He has been treating the 'pure aethereal fire' which he also calls 'light' as a cause, and is clarifying the sense in which he does not mean it.

    Berkeley, Laws of Nature, and Occasionalism

  • In August 1812, he wrote a sonnet, ‘To a Balloon laden with Knowledge’: ‘Bright ball of flame that through the gloom of even / silently takest thine aethereal way….’

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • Thus in ‘aethereal,’ ‘paean,’ and one or two more words the “ae” will be found, and ‘airy’ still appears as ‘aery’.

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Every form or body depends on the nature of its spirit: in ascending scale, body becomes more pure and aethereal; celestial

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.